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Elias Littenberg

Elias Littenberg

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Elias Littenberg's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Elias Littenberg's Bio

Yeah! Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, I graduated from SUNY Albany with degrees in Meteorology and Geography back in '02. Immediately afterwards, I moved west and started ski bumming in Tahoe. I finally ended up in Utah after seasonal stints in Montana and Jackson. I'm Buyer and Merchandiser of all things Ski and Paddle. The gear, not so much the clothes. I ski as often as I can, even over the summertime if I can find some snow. If it's not a ski day, then I'll be tagging along on road trips all over the West. Deserts, mountains, oceans...can't get enough.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on September 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

No fussing from the kiddo when he has to zip into his Escape PFD. This piece is a big improvement from his 'little kid' PFD of summers past thanks to a much more ergonomic fit than he's ever had, the easy on/easy off zipper front, and the great mobility for his arms and shoulders. During the mandatory Deep End of the Pool Test he was able to swim around pretty easily and bobbed like a cork. Well done Stohlquist!

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on June 23, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

Picked up the blue fish one for our 1 year old. Still trying to get him to keep it on (he long ago figured out velcro) but he definitely likes it. He's a pretty fair skinned little guy so this hat is crucial on our hikes and pool/beach days for keeping him from getting too cooked.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on May 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I thought this would make a nice nightlight for my kiddos while we're camping. Nope. The Lighthouse Micro Flash is very, very bright. Too much for inside the tent. Fortunately it features both a full ring of light or a half-ring. We use ours mostly with half of the ring lit up and it's awesome for outside the tent. I prefer the Micro Flash vs headlamps since I am much less likely to pull the campfire faux pas of shining my lamp into someone's face if I'm carrying this tool. One thing I've noticed is that it takes longer than you'd expect to recharge the battery. Charging overnight before you leave on your next adventure is recommended.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on April 19, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got these with the intention of using them for grilling and chilling. I think they're too big, even when folded up, to be used for car camping . I found the Penobscot Glider Camp Chairs to be tough to put together with the provided allen keys and recommend using a hex bit on a drill. I agree with previous reviewers that the instructions are bit useless, but it's pretty easy to figure out what piece goes where. Once they're together the Penobscot Chair is pretty handsome and super comfortable. I'll be getting two more before spring really kicks in.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on March 31, 2017

5 5

Yup. It's a spork. But it has survived nearly a decade of use, abuse, love and neglect. Dropped, lost, stepped-on, driven-over ... all good. Has scooped rehydrated 'food' into me after many hard miles AND tipped gooey baby mush into my kiddo's mouth on their first car camp trip. Buy one. Wait! Buy 2.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on November 23, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Grabbed this little unit to upgrade from the Ambush. The Barricade has a much better sound in my opinion, not as 'tinny' as the Ambush. Skullcandy is proud of the Barricade's durability and water resistance. Well both features were accidentally put to the test within hours of taking it out of the box. An 8 foot fall from a ladder while digging out the gutters barely scuffed the housing and getting drenched while blowing out the sprinklers had zero negative effects.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on August 12, 2016

5 5

The Backpacker's Pantry Hawaiian Style Rice with Chicken came out sweeter than I expected. I wasn't too impressed, but my 5 year old loved it so much that he powered down a huge dinner and slept like a rock. We'll definitely be bringing this on all backpacking trips going forward. I'd suggest letting it steep longer than recommended to re-hydrate fully. We let it sit for 15-20 minutes after boiling and it was still a bit too grainy in texture. We cooked at ~6000ft.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on June 30, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Size Purchased: 30"

I picked up the Current Quick Dry Shorts to wear as a casual, round-town short. The fit is nice in that it's true to size and not too baggy. They are very comfy thanks to the stretchy material. I was hesitant at first to buy them as I'm not a big fan of 'plastic' clothes, but they wear much softer than expected. I will be getting a 2nd pair so that I can keep a pair in nice shape, but still have a pair for mountain activities. They seem like they'll be very durable.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've just finished my 3rd season with my Original Souls. They are good looking poles that always draw comments and compliments. Mine have some old cracks and seams in them, but they don't seem to be falling apart. It looks more like real wood getting honestly weathered. They have been nothing but sturdy and reliable whether touring or zipping around the resorts. They are a bit heavier than a high end aluminum pole, but it's hardly an issue. Support a local, made-in-USA brand and scoop up some Soul Poles.

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Elias Littenbergwrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Key piece of ski/bike gear for me. I used the original version for a few years - these are a considerable upgrade. The updated VPD is super soft and malleable but does harden noticeably with only a light impact. It's much thinner than the older version and form fits very well. The VPD 'pads' are a cinch to remove which means the shorts get plenty of laps in the laundry. A must have for skiing and biking. Highly recommended!

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